Every September, Shimelle Laine runs an online course called "Learn Something New Everyday." As with all her classes, once you have taken the class, you are invited to retake it every time it's offered - for free! I've done the class two or three times now and have always enjoyed it. The last time I took the class, I made a mini album and used a different rubber stamp each day to illustrate the lesson. I decided to do something similar this year. This time around, instead of using a rubber stamped image, I'm going to play with scissors and paper and glue. I'm going to cut and paste images, words and embellishments from my massive stash of embellishments and ephemera to illustrate each lesson.
I started with a chipboard minialbum of pennants that I had in my stash. To create the background, I sprayed each pennant with some Adirondack ink and then sprayed on designs using three Crafters Workshop stencils (butterfly meadow, peacock feather and peek-a-boo). I added numbers from one to thirty on the top of my inner pages, so they are ready to go. I decorated the covers already, and they are up top (as well as a sample inner page). I have found that the key to success (for me) in this class is to have my background pages all ready to go, so that each day I can concentrate on the lesson and its illustration. As an extra bonus, I'm calling my completed base album my "Monthly Make" for August.
Creatively this year I've been working hard on my drawing and painting. So, in September, I want to return to the art form where I started - collage. I'm really looking forward to it!
Are you doing LSNE? If so, what's your plan?